Everly Brothers, Hey Doll Baby. If you’re an Everly Brothers fan, you may already own at least some of the selections on this 17-track anthology, which Don Everly worked on before his death last year and Tom Petty’s daughter, Adria, assembled. The set includes remastered versions of some of the duo’s biggest hits, including “When Will I Be Loved,” “Walk Right Back,” “Cathy’s Clown,” “(‘Til) I Kissed You,” “So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad),” and “Devoted to You.”
However, Hey Doll Babyeschews other well-known numbers in favor of deep cuts that showcase the brothers’ rockabilly roots. For example, the collection unearths covers of Johnny Cash’s “I Walk the Line,” Chuck Berry’s “Maybelline,” and Johnny Otis’s “So Fine,” none of which even made it onto 1994’s wide-ranging four-CD Heartaches & Harmoniesbox set.
Hey Doll Baby, which includes notes by both Adria and Phil Everly’s son Jason, offers a reminder of just how good the brothers could sound. The 1994 box should be your first purchase, but this CD is worth having as well.